Lesson 238

The Glory of My Father is My Own.

  1. Let not the truth about ourselves today be hidden by a false humility.  Let us instead be thankful for the gifts our Father gave us.  Can we see in those with whom He shares His glory any trace of sin and guilt?  And can it be that we are not among them, when He loves His Son forever and with perfect constancy, knowing he is as He created him?
  2. We thank you, Father, for the light that shines forever in us.  And we honor it because You share it with us.  We are one, united in this light and one with You, at peace with all Creation and ourselves.
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St. Mary of Egypt

False humility may find miserable satisfaction in sorrow, guilt, and shame but would only serve to hide the truth from our eyes. For we are Sons of God in whom there is no trace of sin and guilt.   We are as God created us, spirit – without spot or wrinkle.  Symbols of the ego’s separation, our bodies distract and humble us with their constant needs, desires, and appetites.  But can it be that we are not among the Sons of God, when our Holy Spirits call to us from our eternal home? 

 Dear Father in Heaven, that the light that shines inside our mortal bodies be never snuffed out by the ego’s dark shadow.  We cherish the light that You share with us even while we dream ourselves as fearful beasts and monstrous.  Unite our mind as one with You, so we are at peace with Creation and ourselves, no longer separated by false humility and dishonest pride.  In Jesus name.  Amen.